The Edgecomb Community Church has been at its present location at 15 Cross Point Road in Edgecomb since 1881. A prominent local landmark, this historic church has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987. The Edgecomb Community Church steeple is a symbol and beacon of hope, helping those in need.
The Edgecomb Community Church recently began a campaign to raise funds to repair the steeple, which has suffered structural damage. The church has requested support from various foundations, church members, friends, and neighbors. A $15,000 matching grant was awarded from the Maine Steeple Fund managed by the Maine Community Foundation in Ellsworth. To date, the church has raised $21,500 toward the goal of $35,000. Repairs, by Mid Maine Restoration in conjunction with G&E Roofing Co., will begin later this year.
As the only active church in Edgecomb, the Edgecomb Community Church supports the community, the peninsula, and Lincoln County in many ways. The following are some examples:
Free weekly lunches for the public
Support for the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County
Fuel assistance for the peninsula
Support for abused women
Tedford Shelter in Brunswick
Habitat for Humanity
Boothbay Food Pantry
Boothbay Region Community Resources
Donations to support the repair of the historic steeple can be made by sending a check or money order payable to the ECC Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 113, Edgecomb, ME 04556.
Donations can also be given at the church website, edgecombchurch.org. Click on “support” to make a gift.
For more information, contact Richard O’Connor at 882-4060.